American TV star, Kim Kardashian West has officially joined the ranks of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and other moguls on the billionaire’s list, according to Forbes.
Forbes released its annual “World’s Billionaire List” on Tuesday 6th April 2021, which placed Kim on the elite list for the first time.
The American business magazine said Kim’s booming businesses, KKW Beauty and Skims, helped put her over the top to achieve the billionaire benchmark when added to her television show and endorsement deals.
Forbes made the announcement a few hours ago. Read their post below:
“Kardashian West is officially a billionaire. When she was first mentioned in the pages of Forbes in 2011, it was simply a tally of her Twitter followers: 6.6 million, just below Barack Obama and just above Ashton Kutcher.
“Five years later, she graced the cover of Forbes thanks to her booming mobile game, which helped her earn $51 million that year. Now, she officially joins the World’s Billionaires list for the first time.
“Forbes estimates that Kardashian West is now worth $1 billion, up from $780 million in October, thanks to two lucrative businesses—KKW Beauty and Skims—as well as cash from reality television and endorsement deals, and a number of smaller investments.
“But it’s the companies that she has launched herself, and grown with the typical Kardashian flare for self-promotion, that lands her on the World’s Billionaires list.”
Recall that Kim tweeted the day she made the cover of Forbes, mocking the criticism she’s received for years.
She tweeted; “Not bad for a girl with no talent.”